It can often feel a lot like investing money is for rich people only – or, at least, for people who are more well-off than you. If you see yourself as having an ordinary family without the funds you need to start investing, you might think it’s not for you. It can seem like something you only get to do if you have plenty of funds to spare. But at the same time, maybe you’re panicking slightly about your future and that of your children. You can’t see how you’re going to retire comfortably, especially if you end up needing care in your old age. However, even if you see your family as “ordinary”, you could still find opportunities to invest. View Post

Parents may be only too aware of the effects that raising children can have on their wallets. From increased energy costs to more expensive weekly shops, and from higher transport costs to higher rents or mortgages, every aspect of life is affected financially. It becomes more important than ever when you have a family to look after to be savvy when choosing suppliers or purchasing goods – it’s important to look out for special deals, compare utilities such as gas and electricity prices, and always do some research before signing contracts, whether it’s for a new mobile, broadband provider or energy supplier.  If you use your home as a workplace, ensure you are asking for their best business deals as well….. View Post